November 22, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

The Buddy System: Everyone Gains When Kids Read Together

Reading buddy and paired reading initiatives are on the rise. Here’s what these programs look like today—and tips for creating your own.

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Want to Start a STEM Program? Assess Your Community Needs First

Resisting the urge to jump right in to creating a STEM program is smart. Here are three great examples to illustrate what you should do instead.

‘Magic Tree House’ Author Mary Pope Osborne to Launch Reading Buddies Week

Mary Pope Osborne, children’s literacy advocate and bestselling author of the “Magic Tree House” series, will kick of the first annual Magic Tree House Reading Buddies Week in New York City on Friday, October 11, at the 92nd Street Y, Random House announced today. The week (October 12–19) will be a celebration of reading that pairs younger readers with older, more experienced ones.